10 big-money transfers that could still happen before the window closes

With just over 12 days remaining, we look at the high-profile deals that may yet get done.

1. Alexandre Pato to Chelsea – £10million (€12million)

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Chelsea have held talks with the Corinthians player’s representatives and a deal is believed to be close.

2. Andros Townsend to Newcastle – £12million (€15million)

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The Magpies are hoping to sign the out-of-favour Tottenham winger, though it could be a loan move with an option to buy in the summer. £18million-rated Saido Berahino is also believed to be a Newcastle target.

3. Moussa Sissoko to Napoli – £25million (€32million)

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The Serie A club are understood to be contemplating a bid for the 26-year-old midfielder, who has impressed for Newcastle this season.

4. Daniel Sturridge to West Ham – £18million (€23million)

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Liverpool may be tempted to cut their losses on the injury-prone 26-year-old striker, with West Ham lining up a bid.

5. Alvaro Morata to Liverpool – £45million (€58million)

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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are in talks with Juve over the potential signing of Morata, while Manchester United and Arsenal have also been linked with the player.

6. Jackson Martinez to Tottenham – £23million (€29million)

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Spurs have reportedly made a bid for the 29-year-old Colombian international, who has struggled since joining Atletico from Porto in a big-money summer move.

7. Marouane Fellaini to AC Milan – £20million (€25million)

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The latest reports claim the Belgian international is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, with Milan understood to be targeting the player.

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8. Aymen Abdennour to Chelsea – £25million (€32million)

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Foot Mercato claims Chelsea could move for the ex-Monaco defender, who has struggled to adapt to life at Valencia since moving there in the summer.

9. Edinson Cavani to Man United – £55million (€71million) 

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It wouldn’t be a transfer window without Edinson Cavani linked with one club or another, and Man United are the latest side rumoured to be considering a big bid for the Uruguayan international.

10. Renato Sanches to Man United – £61.4million (€79million)

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A deal is reportedly close to being agreed for the 18-year-old midfielder, who has a £61.4million release clause in his contract, though it’s understood that he won’t join up with the Red Devils until the summer.

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